Boards

ISAF World Cup Final - Kiteboard is Family Affair FULL STORY HERE

Britain's Oliver Bridge claimed the overall title at the recent Asian Championship in Doha (Qatar) and will be bringing excellent form into the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Open Formula Kiteboarding in Abu Dahbi, having also defended his European title earlier on in the year. The open racing format being used means that Oliver will be racing against his mother and 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominee Steph Bridge. There will be 16 world class males and four of the fastest females in the open fleet.

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22 November 2014 10:47 GMT
Offshore

Sir Robin into 3rd in Route du Rhum

The battle for the second and third steps on the Rhum class podium intensifies by the mile and it is an unpredictable, exciting mix of three solo skippers who are all in the mix. Sardinia's Andrea Mura - who won the class in 2010 - is in the box seat on his Felci designed Open 50 with a lead of just under 40 miles on Sir Robin Knox-Johnston who still holds third place. And a further 29 miles behind is Wilfred Clerton on the 75ft ULDB ex Kriter VIII.

Key to the podium is likely to be who deals with the passage round the lee side of the island best, the difficult miles from La Tete a L'Anglais.

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22 November 2014 9:27 GMT
America's Cup

Ainslie claims similar AC budget to Oracle

Ben Ainslie recently appeared on CNBC International's Squawk Box. Ainslie said that his America's Cup challenge had a similar budget to Oracle Team USA's, confirming that his budget is £80 million ($128 million). He commented that, "I know that their (Oracle) budget next time around is under $100 million."


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22 November 2014 8:46 GMT
Volvo

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng take Leg 2 lead FULL STORY HERE

Donfeng Race Team are the new Volvo Ocean Race leader this morning. Dongfeng took the lead in Leg 2 just before midnight (UTC). Team Alvimedica, the Turkish-American boat, retained the lead after the fleet gybed at around 17:00 hrs Friday to go through the high-pressure system, but was then overtaken by Dongfeng and are now 10 nm behind the new leaders.

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22 November 2014 8:53 GMT
Keelboat

RC44 Oman Cup - Chris Bake’s Team Aqua on form FULL STORY HERE

Chris Bake’s Team Aqua (GBR) was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. There were race wins for Torbjorn Tornqvist’s Artemis Racing with double Olympic gold medallist Iain Percy calling the shots, Nico Poon’s Charisma (MON) with Olympic gold medallist Tom Slingsby onboard and finally the Defending Champions, Team Aqua took the final race of the day.


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22 November 2014 9:16 GMT
Offshore

Knox-Johnston in fight to the finish FULL STORY HERE

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is firmly in the middle of a white hot, three cornered sea battle for second and third places in the Rhum Class of the 3,542 miles solo Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe transatlantic race. With less than 200 nm to the finish in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe Knox-Johnston has reduced his deficit to Andrea Mura on the Open50 Vento di Sardegna to just 38 miles.

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21 November 2014 22:15 GMT
News

1851 Trust Mural Revealed in Portsmouth FULL STORY HERE

Seventy two young people from six schools in Portsmouth and Ryde IOW, painted images from the famous stretch of water on the hoardings of the construction site at the new Ben Ainslie Racing headquarters. The art project was a celebration of the maritime heritage of the Solent and its communities.

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G New
21 November 2014 16:48 GMT
Offshore

Brian Thompson to skipper majority Omani crewed MOD70

Britain’s well-known offshore sailor Brian Thompson returns to the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail to take over from French skipper Sidney Gavignet for the return leg of the Route du Rhum, a trans-Atlantic delivery from Guadeloupe to Lorient in France. For the first time in the history of Oman Sail, the national initiative that began in 2008 with a mission to create a generation of sailors, the extreme 70ft multihull will be crewed by a majority Omani crew.

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21 November 2014 16:33 GMT
Olympic

New ISAF event in crowded sailing scene FULL STORY HERE

The large British Sailing Team presence at the new ISAF Sailing World Cup Final event, off Lulu Island, Abu Dhabi, will no doubt please ISAF and ensure the event has some instant status, despite a number of British Sailing Team stars – including Giles Scott, and 470 pairings Hannah Mills-Saskia Clark and Luke Patience-Elliot Willis – opting not to take up their invitations this time.


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21 November 2014 12:28 GMT